Opinion

Clinton offers coal country education, training

Letters to the Editor

Supposing, by some act of political magic, all of the EPA regulations related to coal would suddenly disappear. Would all coal jobs, especially those in mining and coal-fired power plants, come back? Probably not. There are two major reasons why - first is automation; and second, and more ...

State should take its time in adopting marijuana

Editorials

Ohio's medicinal marijuana law took effect last week, but don't bother trying to find any of the drug on sale in the Buckeye State. The rules for that have not yet been adopted.State legislators and Gov. John Kasich rushed the measure into law earlier this year, for a good reason. They feared ...

Possibilities aplenty for city’s half marathon

Editorials

There's still time to sign up for Marietta's first half marathon, scheduled for Oct. 1, and we encourage anyone who's able to do so.For those who can't do the full half marathon, there are shorter race options and walkers are also allowed.It's the first race of its kind in the city and it's ...

Writer wants to set the record straight

Letters to the Editor

Most elderly don't use new technology and learn to believe some of what the media states over the television. However, we have found many medias have reported corrupted news with false statements, and tampered videos to mislead the public. Then there's the many false ads displaying a candidate ...

Clinton best option for national security

Letters to the Editor

With the memories of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, fresh on my mind, I am giving serious attention to the presidential election only weeks away.What if a crisis occurs on Jan. 21, 2017, the first full day of the new presidency? Which candidate would be best prepared to step up and make ...

Brooker a hometown girl, best choice for judge

Letters to the Editor

As the only candidate for judge who was born and raised here Shoshanna Brooker is, beyond a doubt, the most qualified person to replace Judge Ed Lane as common pleas court judge. I have known Shoshanna Brooker most of her life and during that time I have seen Brooker dedicate her time and ...

Casino money isn’t without its drawbacks

Editorials

Public schools, and local and state government entities in Ohio raked in about $10 billion during the past four years, some of it by feeding an addiction that can ruin lives and wreck families.It is revenue from illegal gambling. An analysis of it in the Buckeye State estimated about $63 ...

Harvest of Hope dinner a success

Letters to the Editor

Washington County Harvest of Hope would like to thank the sponsors, donors and volunteers who helped make our 2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner a success - raising over $9,500 to help eliminate hunger in Washington County. Not only was the dinner a successful event, it was also an inspiring ...

Thompson will fight for Southeast Ohio

Letters to the Editor

Does southeast Ohio need a comeback? Certainly the tailwinds coming out of the Obama and Clinton policies of the last eight years have not been helpful to southeast Ohio. These two "leaders" have a death wish for the coal industry, and have been no friends of oil and gas development either. In ...

New path a real plus for Marietta

Editorials

Local walkers have a new path to follow and it's on Marietta's west side of the Muskingum River.The city has built a new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) approved sidewalk that stretches from Maple Street to New Street on the west side of Marietta.The sidewalk is 7 feet wide and stretches ...

Favede impresses voter with experience

Letters to the Editor

I am so impressed with Ginny Favede. Favede is energetic and will work hard for progress in our district. She has broad experience in economic development and is dedicated to growing our economy. Favede has demonstrated her leadership ability in the St. Clairsville City Council and as Belmont ...

Time for candidate to step into the witness stand

Letters to the Editor

Questions for Hillary:You oppose any restrictions on abortion, right through the ninth month, claiming that most late term abortions are for medical reasons. This is patently false, as revealed by abortionists Tiller, Gosnell, and Garpen, and Planned Parenthood's trafficking of fetal organs. ...

Volunteer firefighters needed in the Valley

Editorials

It may be 15 years since the worst terror attack on U.S. soil, but the memories of that day haven't faded one bit. For some, the events of Sept. 11, 2001, were the catalyst to take action and serve their communities as first responders.We are thankful to those who serve their communities as ...

An Eye on the Lower Muskingum: A thank you from the author

Letters to the Editor

I want to first say "thank you" to The Marietta Times for the opportunity to write about the Lower Muskingum River area. Writing about our area and keeping the history alive is something I really enjoyed doing.I would also like to say "thank you" to all my loyal supporters who read my articles. ...

Volunteer fire departments need more volunteers

Letters to the Editor

I wanted to thank the Marietta Times for their full page article, "Firefighters Saving Hearts and Homes." There were several good facts in this article. One particular fact I wish to go a little deeper is the fact that 85% of fire departments within the U.S. are volunteer. Washington County, ...

‘Are you sick of winning?’

Letters to the Editor

"It's what people know about themselves inside that makes them afraid."- Clint Eastwood in High Plains DrifterAnger and hate round out the trinity of fear.Tony Schwartz is the ghost writer of Donald Trump's "Art of the Deal." No one else knows Trump better. He stayed silent for decades never ...

Brooker has energy, desire to be judge

Letters to the Editor

Elect Shoshanna Brooker judge of Washington County Court of Common Pleas. Currently magistrate of the very court where she is seeking the position of judge, Brooker works with family cases that include some of the most important matters effecting families today - for example drug addiction. ...

U.S. must help to save the eastern gorillas

Editorials

Humankind has not done a very good job of stewardship involving the animal kingdom. After thousands of years of co-existing with other creatures, we have killed off hundreds of species during the past couple of centuries.Now the eastern gorilla is in serious jeopardy. During the annual World ...

Story on pool increase may need more reporting

Letters to the Editor

Your article in the Aug. 29 paper: "Pool success story shows the power of people," regarding the Beverly pool and it's going from annual operating losses of $15,000 to $27,000 to being $800 in the black for the 2016 summer is good news, but my opinion is: Someone needs to be "chasing the ...

America’s global trust in often misplaced

Editorials

Politics has made stranger bedfellows under President Barack Obama than at any other time during recent memory.He insists he trusts Iran to put its nuclear weapons plan on hold, despite evidence Tehran already is cheating on its promise to do so.Obama has normalized relations with Cuba, even ...